The NGO World Vision warned this Friday that last week’s explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, left the city’s children completely unprotected in the face of the progression of the coronavirus, which is reaching new highs worldwide. Country.
This week, Lebanon recorded one of the highest daily COVID-19 cases with more than 300 cases last Tuesday, bringing the total to more than 7,400 cases. In view of the fact that around 80,000 children are in overcrowded emergency shelters as a result of the detonations, “the number of infections warns by leaps and bounds,” warns the organization.
In addition, World Vision reminds that hospitals are currently under severe pressure to treat the approximately 6,000 injured from the detonation and that it is very likely that they can cope with such a sharp increase in cases.
“In addition, as a result of the explosion, a lot of personal protective equipment was lost and water systems were damaged, which makes it difficult for people to wash and thus prevents the transmission of viruses,” warns the NGO.